Press Release: Human Rights at Sea on Australian Senate Committee Report – Asylum Seekers Detained on Nauru

Press Release: Australian Senate Committee Recognises Breaches of Human Rights of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea Detained on Nauru For Immediate Release Human Rights at Sea has been following the investigations by the Australian Senate Committee concerning the detention of asylum seekers arriving by sea in the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. On 31 August...

Use of Force at Sea: East African Review of 100 Series Rules

An external review of the independent 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force as a model set of international maritime rules for the use of force at sea by Private Maritime Security Companies and Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel has been published by Human Rights at Sea. The detailed legal review explores the...

Thai Court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim

PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)  Photo: The Maritime Executive. Thai court sentences former official and orders him to pay compensation to Rohingya human trafficking victim Songkhla Provincial Court sentenced Former member of the Satun PAO to 22 years and six months and ordered him to pay Rohingya human trafficking victim 126,900 baht...

Tribunal suspends court proceedings against Marines

India and Italy yesterday were ordered to suspend all court proceedings involving two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen until a tribunal resolves an arbitral dispute. “Both Italy and India suspend all court proceedings and refrain from initiating new ones which might aggravate or extend the dispute submitted to the Annex...

Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Says No to Beaching

Brussels – The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association says no to the beaching of end-of-life vessels – the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental and human rights organisations, welcomes this decision and calls on other ship owners and their associations to mirror the Norwegian position. In an op-ed published yesterday in Dagens Næringsliv,...

Press Release: Refugee Law Observatory partners with Human Rights at Sea

The Refugee Law Observatory has partnered with Human Rights at Sea for ongoing academic research and advocacy concerning refugees. The purpose of the Observatory is to enhance the capacity of legal practitioners and others interested to understand and apply refugee law in practice using balanced, practice oriented videos on refugee law. It also provides...

Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses occurring in the Detention of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea on Nauru

Press Release For Immediate release 10 August 2015   Australian Senate Committee Uncovering Human Rights Abuses occurring in the Detention of Asylum Seekers Arriving by Sea on Nauru Human Rights at Sea is closely monitoring the submissions and process of the Australian Senate Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances...

SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release SeaWives partners with the Human Rights at Sea and the Missing Seafarers & Fishers Reporting Programme www.seawives.com was launched in April with the aim of providing a positive, inspirational and friendly area for the partners and family members of seafarers to come together. It is a free online magazine...

Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea partner with Marlins on new e-learning course   UK-based charity, Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce their co-operation with maritime training provider, Marlins, on the development and endorsement of a new e-learning course addressing the rescuing of migrants at sea. The new course, entitled “Humanitarian Response”,...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2014

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2014. You are invited to find out more in our report including: · a summary of the Platform’s findings about global shipbreaking trends in 2014, statistics...

‘The HRAS Interview’ – a new HRAS platform feature

Human Rights at Sea presents a new platform feature: ‘The HRAS Interview’. This supporting site will provide the reader with an insight into the lives, actions and successes of individuals whose stories will inspire, challenge perceptions and who have positively contributed to the maritime environment in respect of the lives of seafarers, fishermen and...

Human Rights at Sea welcomes joint IMO and IOM statement concerning migration by sea

Human Rights at Sea Founder, David Hammond, has welcomed today’s joint IMO-IOM statement concerning mixed migration and the overt affirmation by the two organisations to enhance their mutual co-operation and collaboration. Speaking from Malta where HRAS is meeting with local NGOs undertaking migrant operations, Mr. Hammond said: “The increasing focus of the IMO in looking...

Reverend Ken Peters wins 2015 Seafarers Welfare Judge’s Special Award

Judges’ Special Award Rev’d Ken Peters, Mission to Seafarers The Revd Canon Ken Peters has worked for over 35 years for global maritime charity The Mission to Seafarers and is regarded as one of the world’s leading international seafarers’ welfare advocates. He influences policy and makes representations on behalf of seafarers and their families at...

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